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Community safety impacts our health and mental well-being, but there is a limit on how much we can know. A safe neighborhood allows us to walk to school, exercise, visit with neighbors and simply get outside. These all impact our health and mental well-being. While COVID-19 caused us to re-evaluate access to outdoor space, one...
Data is just a story told in numbers. Before you choose what visualization you want to use, get to know your data better, the story behind it, and always keep your target audience in mind. Research from Stanford University and the Visual Learning Alliance show that visual representation of data is exponentially better than a...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a dataset called LODES – the “LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics” – which shows the locations of jobs and workers in each of twenty main industry sectors across the country. We’ve analyzed this data to find the top cities across the country for each sector: that is, cities where jobs...
Yes. The benefits of being able to read and comprehend math impact health, well-being and the economy. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 130 million Americans struggle to read a basic sentence. Literacy impacts all aspects of life. How do you fill out a job application? Read the instructions on your prescription? Add up the cost...
But where is the data to understand the depth and impact of mental illness across America? Simply put it is sparse, uneven and detached from typical physical indicators we use to measure health.  There are many reasons for this, including the stigma that has long been attached to any suggestion of mental deficiency. So what...
New enhanced atlas offers improved data and analytics capabilities to understand communities. Today, Chicago community members, organizations, researchers, and the general public will be able to access data across Chicago’s 77 community areas, 58 ZIP codes, and 800 Census tracts using the new Chicago Health Atlas. The new health atlas is innovative in providing a platform...
How our communities are built has a lasting impact on community health. See how here. We are constantly updating Metopio’s curated data sets to offer opportunities to understand how the places and populations you care about are impacted. This analysis tackles air quality. Science Magazine recently published a study that found that higher levels of the tiny,...
With vaccinations rolling out across the country, how do you contextualize the data? Carefully. The pandemic brought to light the team of players necessary to make public health work. Unfortunately, the infrastructure to support that team is fractured – and data collection demonstrates this perfectly. After twelve months of ever-changing policy and evolving pandemic response,...
Those who can get registered online for the limited doses, and quickly. COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed across the country and allocated to individuals in phases. The Biden Administration has set a goal of 100 million vaccines in the first 100 days. Individual states have set up programs to administer the vaccines, and each...
200 of the topics you use frequently now updated to 2019. That’s 4 million new data points covering 200 topics. The American Community Survey (ACS) data just released for 2019 is now in Metopio. This means we now offer 15 years of ACS data on most of our curated ACS topics so you can see how things...
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